Happiest and Unhappiest Cities for Workers

Posted January 10, 2013

Our friends at Forbes recently asked us to dive into our employee happiness data and determine which U.S. cities have the happiest workers -- and which have the unhappiest -- for a story they were working on.

Here’s what we found:

Cities with the Happiest Workers

RankCityCareerBliss Score
1Dayton, Ohio4.02 out of 5
2Knoxville, Tenn.4.02 out of 5
3Honolulu, Hawaii4.00 out of 5
4Memphis, Tenn.3.99 out of 5
5Pittsburgh, Pa.3.96 out of 5
6Virgina Beach, Va.3.96 out of 5
7Grand rapids, Mich.3.95 out of 5
8Trenton, N.J.3.93 out of 5
9St. Louis, Mo.3.93 out of 5
10Salt Lake City, Utah3.93 out of 5

Cities with the Least Happy Workers

RankCityCareerBliss Score
10Milwaukee, Wis.3.74 out of 5
9Allentown, Pa.3.73 out of 5
8Stockton, Calif.3.73 out of 5
7El Paso, Texas3.71 out of 5
6Cleveland, Ohio.3.71 out of 5
5Little Rock, Ark3.70 out of 5
4Fresno, Calif.3.69 out of 5
3Wichita, Kan.3.65 out of 5
2Reno, Nev.3.61 out of 5
1Boulder, Colo.3.45 out of 5

Your data craving yet to be satisfied?

Check out our CareerBliss 2013 Best and Worst Cities to Find a Job

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CareerBliss cares about your career happiness. That's why we offer a variety of great tools and resources to help you make better-informed career decisions. We believe that if you're happier at work, you'll be happier in life! Check out company reviews, salary information, career advice and, of course, millions of jobs on CareerBliss and choose happy today!

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